This is my first post here and I look forward to going on this journey with you all! I am an entertainment lighting and video technician, some may call me a roadie, and also an electronic engineering student taking online courses.
I am trying to reverse engineer a feature in lighting fixtures called a Color Wheel. Colored piece of glass are put in slots, the wheel is driven by a DC step motor. It uses a magnet and a Hall Sensor to detect positioning, I am assuming this.
My goal is to build a program to ask for user input for a “slot number”, once input is received the step motor moves the wheel to the required slot. I am using a hall sensor and an arduino mega board. I am working on a flow chart of what I think the software should look like. I have also attached some info about how the color wheel is used.
I am looking to the community for guidance to concepts to try to focus around. Thank you in advance!